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Barksdale, Delong and Dora win Episcopal Science Fair

Barksdale, Delong and Dora win Episcopal Science Fair

Sally Barksdale, Daniel Delong and Miranda Dora were the winners of the Science Fair held at Episcopal School of Jacksonville in late January. Barksdale took home top honors in the senior biological category with a project titled, “Machine learning to predict cancer treatments with genetic biomarkers. Delong and Dora both took top honors in the […]

Wells named new head football coach at Episcopal

Wells named new head football coach at Episcopal

Episcopal School alumnus Marcus Wells has been named his alma mater’s football program head coach and program director. Wells, a member of Episcopal’s class of 1990, has served on the ESJ football coaching staff for eight years, the last seven as associate head coach and defensive coordinator. Wells will take the place of former Jaguars […]

Schools grapple with commencement changes during Coronavirus pandemic

Schools grapple with commencement changes during Coronavirus pandemic

They were born in the shadow of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in United States history, and now members of the Class of 2020 have also been dealt another unsettling blow: graduating amidst a devastating global pandemic. In mid-March when most schools in Jacksonville’s historic districts complied with directives from Gov. Ron DeSantis and Mayor […]

Episcopal singers perform at Disney World

Episcopal singers perform at Disney World

Members of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Concert and Honors Chorale performed Dec. 11 during Disney’s Candlelight Processional in EPCOT, a tradition started by Walt Disney over 60 years ago. During the holiday celebration, the students were accompanied by the Disney Orchestra, celebrity narrator Isabella Rossellini, Disney’s professional choir, the cast of Voices of Liberty, […]

St. John’s Cathedral honors long-time Chancellor

St. John’s Cathedral honors long-time Chancellor

St. John’s Cathedral honored prominent lawyer, community leader and Ortega resident Steve Busey in early December with a special reception to recognize his leadership that included attendance by the bishop of Florida. Busey served as chancellor for St. Johns for more than 30 years and the Cathedral Vestry recognized his commitment by naming the new […]

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

It’s been six years since Reid Hampton’s grandfather, William “Sonny” Scaife, passed away, but Scaife’s memory will live on through his grandson’s Eagle Scout project. “My grandfather was an Eagle Scout and was active in Riverside Park United Methodist Church until he passed away in 2013,” said Hampton, an Ortega Forest resident. “I wanted to […]

Two well-established private schools agree to merge

Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ) and Beaches Episcopal School (BES) announced the two schools will become one on July 1, 2020.  After thorough discussion and an in-depth review, the governing boards of ESJ and BES, the Diocese of Florida, and St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church voted unanimously to merge BES into ESJ to continue their […]